David Knight reflects….. On a recent trip to Edinburgh, the BIM2050 crowd were privileged to meet Akiko Kobayashi, who is leading a project to crowdsource the funding and manpower to build a community centre using a Wikihouse design. Wikihouse (www.wikihouse.cc) is an open source project started by Architecture 00 and Momentum Engineering to generate a… Read More #WikihouseEDIN
The first of our series of blogs from group members. Alex MacLaren reflects on collaborative education – I recently organised a Seminar on Interdisciplinary collaboration- in Education. Generally, we all agree that we’re not very good at collaborating and communicating in our industry, but for me the problem starts earlier: in learned behaviour… Read More Why Bother? (….. collaborating in Education)
BIM 2050 Group Response to the Edge Commission Report As for many in our Industry, the conclusions of Paul Morrell’s report on the future of professionalism came as no surprise to members of the BIM 2050 Group. We are forward thinking modern professionals, we’re ambitious, we’re driven and we’re adaptable. It is evident to all… Read More Our Response to the Edge Report
Tom Bartley (ICE); Sarah Birchall (BSRIA); Bobby Chakravarthy (APS); Henry Fenby-Taylor (LI); Adam Golden (ICES); Will Hackney (CIOB); David Knight (IStructE); Alex Lubbock (CIOB); Alex MacLaren (RIBA); Mac Muzvimwe (RICS); Charlie Murray (CIBSE); Daniel Rossiter (BRE); Neil Thompson (CIOB) (Chair); Ryan Tennyson (CIAT) and Dwight Wilson (CIBSE).
The year 2050 is a long way away and predicting the future is not easy. We have been busy researching the innovations made in other sectors and countries and explored what that means to our social and economic infrastructure. We want to see what your vision of the future will look like and we want… Read More BIM2050 Design Challenge
Back to the real world and the UK , but what a great event we experienced last week in Las Vegas at AU. Understanding new technology and its implications on an ever changing world is at the forefront of our team ethos and research. We presented as part of the Education Summit on the Monday… Read More BIM2050 and AU
BIM is an enabler. It enables better information flows. This enables better decision making. This enables better buildings. This enables better outcomes. Whilst technology powers this enablement, it is the surrounding culture that turns it on and the expertise of the design team that drives it forward. From a design perspective, BIM enables a… Read More BIM is an enabler
Generation Shifts and Workplace behavioural changes Rebecca De Cicco recently wrote an article regarding the differences between generations, how we learn and how technology will have a major influence over the future of industries and in education.
How will professional roles in construction change over the coming generation? An area being actively explored by the UK industry is the potential for BIM objects to be programmed to track compliance with Building Regulations, planning law and health and safety regulations. This would mean that the labour intensive process of designers checking that their… Read More BIM: is your job safe? Khalid Ramzan
Neil Thompson and Rebecca De Cicco were involved in writing the article as per the following link. Scarily the development of women in construction related fields is still terrifyingly low and the BIM2050 team aim to encourage young women to adopt Construction related professions and act as figure heads for that incentive. http://bimcrunch.com/component/k2/item/650-let’s-talk-about-sex